Lisa Tornatore | Artist


If you find yourself drawn to art that you relate to or feel emotionally moved to think about, a little edgy, and definitely untraditional, than you are in the right place. My art touches on psychology, social issues, women's issues, and my own spiritual journey, as well as some fun and cheerful works in-between. I work in a variety of different media, but printmaking is my favorite. I work and show in the Chicagoland area and have been creating art since I was very young. My favorite story from when I was little, is when I carved into the woodwork of our home. Ha ha! My mother wasn't too happy about that one. Anyhow, I love art and creating. I welcome you to take a look around and to enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it! Visit my Blog or Facebook Page for info about my art and upcoming shows or events!

I am working on some new artwork!

I am happy to announce that I am now working on a new printmaking project! It is inspired by my husband! I have finished the plate for my printmaking project. I am very excited to start printmaking again. This is the first plate I have done since college!

Many people are unfamiliar about how printmaking works. It has many steps that could be confusing for some. It is very different from painting. Prints are created from an impression of a plate onto paper, so the artist first must create a plate. In wood relief printing, the artist must carve the image he wants into a wood plate, which is what I have done here. After creating this initial plate, the artist can ink up a plate and place a plate with some paper on top onto a press and roll it through. When the paper is lifted the image will appear. Many people forget this, but when the ink on the plate transfers to the paper the image will be reversed. With my project, I will be using this initial plate as a master plate. It will be the plate I will use to create other plates to add color. Each color has its own plate. So I will be carving out two more plates to create my final image. On each plate, I will carve out the places where I don't want that color to print.

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I ship to continental U.S. addresses mostly by USPS within 2 weeks of receipt of payment. Costs are dependant upon size, weight, shipping materials, and method.

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All sales are final if the art work is not returned within 15 calendar days of receipt. Buyer must pay return shipping costs that include a receipt of confirmation with tracking number. Item must be received in the condition in which it was received by the buyer.

All artwork is signed. Please note that colors in some of the digital images may not match the colors of the original artwork.  All prints are made from plates made and are printed by hand, resulting in slight differences in each print within editions. Most measurements are given to the nearest inch.

Photography by Nancy Strahinic.

All reproduction and licensing rights to the artwork and images of artwork are reserved by Lisa Tornatore.